Our readers' tips - Homemade chocolate lip gloss recipe

Seeing this homemade chocolate lip gloss recipe sent to us by our reader Tonya just made my day. It looks perfect to me and the fact that it is chocolate, makes it all better.

Now, THE chocolate lip gloss recipe:

Ingredients

1 1/2 teaspoon grated cocoa butter
1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon grated chocolate
1/8 teaspoon of vitamin E oil

Preparation

Combine grated cocoa butter, coconut oil and vitamin E oil in a double boiler or microwave. Heat it up until the ingredients have melted and combined.

Add grated chocolate and stir into the mix until well blended.

Use a small container (previously washed well and dried) and pour the mix into it. Let it cool down.

Enjoy!

Thanks Tonya!

What I like about this lip gloss recipe is that it is not only, well, glossy, but has some really nourishing ingredients in it. Gloss plus moisture, that to me makes a perfect lip gloss. Both coconut oil and cocoa butter ooze with moisture. Thanks to their fatty content, the moisture is locked in to provide for extended effect.

Chocolate adds more nourishment as well as antioxidants also added by Vitamin E.

Let me not forget another benefit of this recipe, one that might seem mysterious: smell of chocolate supressed appetite. Recent research found that subject who had a taste of dark chocolate or smelled it, reported lower appetite. The level of hormone ghrelin that stimulates appetite seems to lower also. So there you have it, not only are your lips going to look sweet, it might lower your food craving.

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